IT’S NOT JUST OUR NAME… IT’S OUR WAY OF LIFE.
2019 LuxePack NYC
In Green Award Winner
“We did not become the greenest paper coating company in the world because it was easy. We did it because it was the right thing to do.”
At Ecological Fibers we continue to dedicate ourselves to setting the highest example of ecological stewardship in our industry. When you choose to incorporate Ecological Fibers’ materials into your projects, you are not only choosing a quality product, you are choosing a way of life and a partnership dedicated to ensuring that your resources go towards the preservation of our planet for generations to come.
Since inception in 1972, Ecological Fibers has paved the way towards enhancing environmental regulation and innovation. In an industry that has been historically plagued with less than desirable work conditions, founder Stephen Quill set out to not only change the way that his company was to be run, but to lead the charge towards developing successful business initiatives that work hand-in-hand with ecological stewardship.
“We have a responsibility to the world, the country, future generations. That’s a driving force for our business. All of our employees care about that and want to make that better. Ecological has always been at the forefront of that positive change.”
– John Penatzer, Vice President of Operations
The 10 Commandments of Ecological Stewardship
Through the 40+ year history of Ecological Fibers, we have developed 10 internal guidelines which ensure that our pillars of success will forever be grounded in the founding principles that Stephen Quill set out to achieve all those years ago.
The health and safety of our customers, employees and the environment will never be overshadowed.
The Ecological Promise
Ecological Fibers does not incorporate any of the hazardous solvents or heavy metals historically found in coated coverings. We vow to refrain from using harsh chemicals in the production of any of our materials and instead employ coatings that are 100% water based and solvent free. As a result, our products contain no traces of PCB, PVB, or PVC; plastics and chemicals that have been known to have adverse effects on the health of humans, animals and the environment.
Our constant innovation and promise to enhance and improve our products, practices and methods ensure that we will continue on the path towards a greener, more ecologically friendly future for all.
“Ecological” is more than a name, it represents moral values and our pledge to meet the highest standards of sustainability. As a global manufacturer and distributor, it is our responsibility to supply the highest quality covering materials to the book, stationery, packaging and security document industries, without compromising on our commitment to protecting the environment, and ensuring the health and safety of our most important assets: our customers and employees.
“I walk through a store with my wife and kids and I show them all of the products that we have been a part of. We’re doing something that’s difficult; we’re putting a water-based coating on products and not everybody can do that. I’m proud of that.”
-Dave Robbins, Senior Vice President of Sales
Green From Start to Finish
Our environmentally-conscious efforts allow us to continue developing ecologically friendly manufacturing practices with no required oversight by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Our signature Rainbow® papers maintain an FSC Certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), ensuring that the paper used in our manufacturing process conforms to strict FSC forest harvesting guidelines and prevents the use of illegally harvested pulp. FSC regulations also ensure that the harvesting of virgin wood fibers collected for use in Ecological Fibers’ products are gathered from sustainable, responsibly sourced forestry harvesting locations, and comply with the Lacey Act and EUTR Logging regulations.
These freshly sourced raw materials generally result in stronger, more reliable paper than recycled products, and ensure that we maintain environmentally sound production from start to finish.
Regardless of whether you choose to use our recycled or responsibly sourced virgin fibers in your projects, rest assured that if you are using Ecological Fibers, you are working with the highest quality and most responsibly sourced materials available.
“We want to be proud of what we do. You don’t want to look back and wish you’d done something differently. It was our goal to make the cleanest covering materials in the world, and that’s what we’re doing.”
– Dave Robbins, Senior Vice President of Sales